Quantis: Moving the Needle on Sustainability

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Amanda Martin, Global Head of Sustainability Communications
Sustainability is no longer just a trending hashtag. With an increasing global population and the acceleration of humans’ impact on the planet, it is high time that every echelon of our society puts their pedal to the metal to save what we call “Mother Earth.” According to a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we have until 2030 to make massive and unprecedented global energy infrastructure changes to limit global warming to moderate levels, or be ready to face disastrous consequences, including rising sea levels, hurricanes, and devastating droughts.

To raise awareness on the pressing issue at hand, governments across the globe are joining forces. And along with them, businesses are starting to acknowledge their environmental responsibility and incorporate sustainability practices throughout their value chains. This is where a global sustainability consultancy, Quantis, makes a difference by guiding top organizations to define, shape and implement intelligent environmental sustainability solutions. The company delivers resilient science-based strategies, robust metrics, useful tools, and credible communications to incorporate sustainability into organizations’ decision-making processes. “We help our clients measure and understand their environmental and social impacts and use the latest scientific knowledge and tools to develop strategies to reduce those impacts,” states Amanda Martin, Global Head of Sustainability Communications at Quantis.

As sustainability is often perceived as an extremely complex issue, Quantis uses gamification to develop training programs, participatory workshops, internal campaigns, and interactive web tools for employees and stakeholders, enabling organizations to foster engagement across teams to reach their sustainability goals. “It is really important that we are able to train teams all the way from the senior leadership down to people who are working within the company’s supply chain to make businesses more sustainable,” Amanda explains. These game-based methods add a definite edge to Quantis’ services as they allow people to absorb information through a lived experience and engage on a deeper level.
The foundation of Quantis was laid when a few like-minded experts and sustainability geeks joined forces to help companies understand its environmental and social impacts through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). An LCA looks at a product or service and assesses its impacts on the environment throughout its entire life cycle—from production to usage to disposal. Using LCA methodologies, Quantis performs corporate footprinting to enable organizations to identify their hotspots and main drivers of their environmental impacts. Quantis measures indicators like carbon footprint, as well as water, land use and biodiversity. This often serves as the foundation for an organization’s sustainability goals and strategies, which Quantis helps shape and communicate internally and externally. The company provides sustainability reporting to organizations, allowing them to credibly share their sustainability journey across different touchpoints for enhanced brand visibility and reputation.

Quantis serves a variety of organizations in several different sectors, including food and agriculture, apparel, personal care and cosmetics, and information and communication technology. A customer success story that bears testament to Quantis’ transformative work is that of Gore Fabrics Division, makers of GORE-TEX products. Quantis guided the apparel company in developing their entire climate strategy, which included measuring its corporate footprint, setting targets to reduce carbon emissions, training its employees, and ultimately establishing credible communications campaigns for sharing updates. “We used gamification to train over 300 of the client’s employees all around the world, and it wasn’t until they played the game that they really were able to understand and digest the information,” says Amanda. Thereafter, many of the Gore Fabrics Division’s employees internalized the strategy and actively contributed to reducing their organization’s carbon footprint, making it an extremely successful program.

With its unique approach to delivering sustainability solutions, the company is on a high growth trajectory. Quantis is now planning to expand its gamification and engagement offerings to help companies start making more sustainable decisions. “Our vision is to make our environment safer, and we will continue to innovate our offerings and inspire businesses to move the needle on sustainability,” concludes Amanda.

Company
Quantis

Headquarters
Lausanne, Switzerland

Management
Amanda Martin, Global Head of Sustainability Communications

Description
Quantis is a global sustainability consultancy that guides top organizations to define, shape and implement intelligent environmental sustainability solutions. The company delivers resilient science-based strategies, robust metrics, useful tools, and credible communications to incorporate sustainability into organizations’ decision-making processes. Additionally, to help organizations foster engagement across teams to reach their sustainability goals effortlessly, Quantis uses gamification to develop training programs, participatory workshops, internal campaigns, and interactive web tools for employees and stakeholders. These game-based methods add a definite edge to Quantis’ services as they allow people to absorb information through a lived experience and engage on a deeper level

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